Gay panic: The motion picture

People laughed during the preview screening of Get Hard. This is what bothered me most about the comedy featuring Will Ferrell as a clueless finance executive who hires a much more clueful Kevin Hart to prepare him for 10 years in prison. More than how terribly made it is, how pathetic and offensive its humor [...]

Discover the Chinese American Museum in L.A.

While in Los Angeles looking for a public bathroom I came across a sign for free admission to the Chinese American Museum. How could I not go in and explore? It’s located in the Garnier Building, the last surviving structure from the city’s original Chinatown. It opened in 2003 and features exhibits, special collections, lectures, [...]

Insurgent

Also playing The second in the Divergent series, a sub-Hunger Games dystopian trilogy about a young woman who is the key to her oppressed society’s freedom, Insurgent is disappointingly worse than its predecessor. Considering the cast – the remarkable Shailene Woodley as our heroine Tris, studly Theo James as her boyfriend Four, Kate Winslet as [...]

Book review: ‘A History of Loneliness’

Throughout your life, the faith you’ve held has sustained you. In times of fear, you’ve prayed for courage. On troubled days, you’ve asked for favors. You’ve thrown gratitude heavenward, and you’ve demanded condemnation from the Higher Power you know. Some prayers are answered, some are not. But what if your religion failed you or, as [...]

Todd Gloria for State Assembly

It is well known that Todd Gloria is mulling over a run for the 78th District State Assembly seat (Toni Atkins is termed out next year) and I join many San Diego citizens who want him to be our voice in our state capitol. There are exactly 120 members of the California legislature, and only [...]

Wild

dvd of the week Reese Witherspoon is spectacular (and Oscar nominated) as Cheryl Strayed, whose memoir Wild is based on. The book is partly autobiography and partly the story of her six month trek of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert to Oregon. That she walked the trail isn’t as impressive – it’s [...]

And they’re off!

On Monday, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announced his bid for president in 2016, skipping the fundraising exploratory phase in which many of his potential competitors are lingering. Dozens of people you’ll never hear of file paperwork to run for president each cycle, so Cruz wasn’t the first candidate, but he’s the first one you’re likely [...]

The City: Top to Bottom

thursday, march 26 San Diego AIDS Memorial Benefit Concert Hosted by AIDS Memorial Task Force co-chairs, Katherine Stuart Faulconer and Nicole Murray-Ramirez the concert will feature comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer, the first openly lesbian comedian with an HBO special and first openly lesbian comedian on Late Night with David Letterman. This special evening will also feature [...]

Planet Fitness as the new Florence High School

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On a morning this week I awoke to yet another story regarding the Planet Fitness “”no judgment” policy. The new story is about a lawsuit. Yvette Cormier of Midland County, Michigan is the woman who complained first to her local Planet Fitness’ management that a transgender woman she considered to be a man was using [...]

There’s not a spot where God is not

As a progressive Christian, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to a loving God; this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! Emily Dickinson, a nineteenth century American poet said, “They say that God is everywhere, and yet [...]

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